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Capital Towers picked for Secretary of State annex office

Downtown Jackson will gain up to 90 new office workers with the expected move of the Mississippi Secretary of State’s annex office to the 20-story Capital Towers, 125 South Congress Street. The state was expected to sign a lease Wednesday for approximately 31,000 square feet on the 16th and 17th floors and a portion of the first floor. The move ...

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Webb: Government is state's top employer

JACKSON — State economist Darrin Webb says government is Mississippi’s largest employer these days. That’s a big change from 20 years ago, when manufacturing held the top spot in the state. Webb says Mississippi lost manufacturing jobs after the North American Free Trade Agreement was put in place in the 1990s. Webb told House Appropriations Committee yesterday that total employment ...

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Cochran, Wicker and Palazzo support Navy plan to locate Seabee batallion in Gulfport

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) and Roger Wicker (R-Miss.), and U.S. Representative Steven Palazzo (R-Miss.), today said they support a U.S. Navy plan to station additional personnel at the Naval Construction Battalion Center Gulfport this year. The Navy has informed the Mississippi lawmakers of its intent to relocate the Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 14 (NMCB) to Gulfport, ...

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MDA promotes Nash Nunnery

Mississippi Development Authority public relations specialist Nash Nunnery has been promoted to development specialist with the agency’s Entrepreneurial Center under the Existing Industries & Business Division. In his new role, Nunnery will help new and established Mississippi entrepreneurs with all aspects of their operation, from business plans to branding. Nunnery joined MDA in June 2010 as a research specialist in ...

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MARTY WISEMAN — The demise of civic understanding

It is that time in the school year when one who has spent the better part of three decades teaching government takes stock of the enthusiasm students have for that topic. There is cause for concern and that concern seems to deepen noticeably with each passing year. Time was that a topic casually introduced to a roomful of 120 mostly ...

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BOBBY HARRISON: Politics sometimes creates strange bedfellows

By Bobby Harrison At least one positive in the current dispute between insurance company BlueCross & BlueShield and private hospital company Health Management Associates is a rare glimpse of bipartisanship in the state. Republican Gov. Phil Bryant and Democratic Attorney General Jim Hood – often at odds – are joining forces to try to force Blue Cross to reinstate 10 ...

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Hosemann chooses Doug Davis

Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann has hired DeSoto County native Doug Davis to serve as chief of staff for the agency. Davis represented DeSoto County in the Mississippi Senate for seven years, where he served as chairman for both the Senate Appropriations Committee and the Universities and Colleges Committee. After his tenure in the Senate, Gov. Phil Bryant asked Davis ...

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Brad White new chief of staff for state auditor

State Auditor Stacey Pickering has hired Brad White as his new chief of staff. White, a former chairman of the state Republican Party, had handling legislative affairs and constituent services for Central District Public Service Commissioner Lynn Posey. Posey switched to the GOP in December 2010 when White was chairman. Bill Pope, who has been chief of staff in the ...

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